If you have a look at the other bikes at the freedom machine around that price (~$1800) you can see that most of them come with around the same specs - mostly 105 (groupset) - which is a great and reliable groupset, 3rd from the top, with some other components.
It’s got carbon fork, seat post and seat stays – which will make the bike a bit lighter than a full alloy bike, and will help with the vibration from the road.
I haven’t ridden one myself, but have seen quite a few around Melbourne. It’s a good bike and it’s manufactured by Avanti.
What kinda rail trails do you ride on? If it’s gravel I wouldn’t ride a rodie on it. I started riding on a MTB and rode a lot on bike paths, and found that after I started riding a rodie I just didn’t enjoy them as much and started cycling much more on the road – rail trails and bike paths with poor surface and pedestrians can make it a bit dangerous when suddenly you’re on a bike that does 30kmh easily and has 23mm or even 28mm tyres.
You can also, for around the same price and specs, try the Avanti Giro, Avanti San Remo Pro, Giant OCR-1 or the Giant OCR-1 Women’s – they all have more or less the same specs, but you might find some of them more comfortable.